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    The King in Yellow (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) (Paperback) By (author) Robert W. Chambers, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies

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    DescriptionI read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet'. With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of vaguely connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison. Dare you read it? This collection has been called the most important book in American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulu mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear'.


 

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    Title
    The King in Yellow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert W. Chambers, Introduction by David Stuart Davies, Series edited by David Stuart Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 125 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226447
    ISBN 10: 1840226447
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Thema V1.0: FK
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Herts